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If you are a BUST reader, then you're famliar with the special BUST-infused crossword puzzles that appear in every issue. They're put together for us by the lovely and talented word nerd, Deb Amlen (who also does the crossword puzzles for the Onion). Well, as of today, Deb's also the puzzle meister behind the New York Time's crossword puzzle blog, Word Play. If you like to do the New York Times crossword puzzles (or at least try doing them) and have ever found yourself stuck, the blog is the place to go. Read More
Still need to finish your Christmas shopping? Forget to give your bestie a Hanukkah present? Getting an early start on Valentine's Day? We got you covered! Stop by the BUST pop-up shop tonight and check out some of the awesome vendors you may have missed or couldn't get enough of at last weekend's packed Craftacular. tells me that it's 9 degrees in Manhattan right now. And how! Stock up on your warm winter wear at Miss Fitt's table tonight. Her hats, mittens and scarves are handmade and beautiful (that's her Hibiscus Scarf above), and her children's hats are insanely cute. Read More
In February of 1961, the 18 members of the U.S. Figure Skating team--along with their families, friends and coaches--made their way to the World Championships in Prague. Sadly they never arrived. Their plane crashed in Belgium, killing the entire team and all other passengers on board. In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the tragedy, the U.S. Figure Skating Association will be releasing the movie Rise. The film's website explains: "Rise will document the sport's growth in popularity over the years and feature various luminaries of American figure skating. Read More
After the box-office failure of Disney's The Princess and the Frog, rumor was that Disney decided that fairy tales were a thing of the past; according to the LA Times, targeting only the little-girl market just wasn't enough. The studio's latest offering, Tangled, combines a take on a classic fairy-tale princess story with more modern elements, like CGI and wacky wise-cracking sidekicks, in order to attract a broader audience. Read More
Lena Dunham's film Tiny Furniture (written and directed by and starring Dunham, 24) is out now and has been met with excellent reviews. The movie is currently playing only in New York, but you can catch a number of Dunham's hilarious short films on her website Check out "The Hostess With The Leastest," which is described as what happens when a jerk tries to make a souffle. And watch my personal favorite, "Hooker on Campus," in which the then undergrad Dunham propositions her hipster peers. Read More